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The effects of B-sitosterol (BSS) and B-sitosterol glucoside (BSSG) mixture on selected immune parameters of marathon runners: Inhibition of post marathon immune suppression and inflammation
A pilot study was undertaken to investigate the effects of the intake of capsules containing the plant sterols and sterolins (BSS:BSSG mixture) on selected immune parameters of volunteers participating in an ultra-marathon ...
G-protein regulation of the solubilized human zona pellucida-mediated acrosome reaction and zona pellucida binding
Purpose: The study aimed to evaluate the (i) regulatory role of G(i)- like protein during the acrosome reaction (AR) of normal sperm donors and (ii) the role of intact acrosomes during sperm-zone binding. Methods: The ...
Use of failed-fertilized oocytes for diagnostic zona binding purposes after sperm binding improvement with a modified medium
Purpose: Because the availability of prophase oocytes for zona binding testing is limited, we compared sperm binding to the zona of failed- fertilized intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) and in vitro fertilization (IVF) ...
Smoking and alcohol use during pregnancy affects preterm infants' docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) status
This study investigated the effect of alcohol consumption and smoking during pregnancy on the fatty acid composition of the infants. A total of 40 very-low-birth-weight (VLBW) infants, weighing between 750 and 1500g, were ...
Safety and efficacy of pantoprazole 40 mg daily as relapse prophylaxis in patients with healed reflux oesophagitis - A 2-year follow-up
Background: Pantoprazole is a benzimidazole derivative which selectively inhibits the proton pump H+, K+-ATPase, necessary for the final step in gastric acid secretion. Aim: To assess safety and efficacy of oral pantoprazole ...
The diagnostic importance of murmurs audible on the back in children with heart disease
Murmurs heard over the back in children with heart disease are usually thought to be caused by pulmonary stenosis and coarctation of the aorta. In this prospective study 59.6% of 104 children with various congenital and ...
Founder mutations in the LDL receptor gene contribute significantly to the familial hypercholesterolemia phenotype in the indigenous South African population of mixed ancestry
The South African population harbors genes that are derived from varying degrees of admixture between indigenous groups and immigrants from Europe and the East. This study represents the first direct mutation-based attempt ...
Ejaculatory failure and hypogonadotrophic hypogonadism caused by haemochromatosis
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The case of the red lingerie - Chromhidrosis revisited
Chromhidrosis or the production of coloured sweat is a rare clinical finding. A 26-year-old female presented with marked pink staining of her uniform and lingerie. Extractions of clothing, skin surface samples, eccrine ...
Phase II trial of i.v. vinorelbine and cisplatin in inoperable locally advanced or disseminated non-small-cell lung cancer: The South African experience
Purpose. This multicentre phase II trial was conducted in South Africa to evaluate the activity of a combination of vinorelbine, administered in a new schedule, and cisplatin, in chemonaive patients with advanced non-small-cell ...